Natural Enemies: Conservation

Authored by: Cetin Sengonca

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100001019

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Abstract

Natural enemies suffer severely from the use of broad-spectrum pesticides in agroecosystems and absence or destruction of food resources, shelter sites, egg-laying places, etc., during the vegetation period. Furthermore, unfavorable environmental conditions and lack of overwintering shelters during hibernation are causing high mortality among beneficial insects. The careful use of pesticides and the proper modification of environmental conditions may conserve natural enemies and increase their efficacy.

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